A report on the development of learning standards for economics in Australia

Guest, Ross and Layton, Allan P. (2016) A report on the development of learning standards for economics in Australia. Australasian Journal of Economics Education, 13 (1). pp. 1-12. ISSN 1448-448X


Guest (2013) motivated the development of learning standards for Economics in Australia. Since then, under the auspices of an Australian Office for Learning and Teaching (OLT) National Senior Teaching Fellowship, with support from the Australian Business Deans Council (ABDC) and endorsement by the Economics Society of Australia, a set of Learning Standards for Economics in Australia has been developed through a collaborative and highly consultative process. In addition, a set of exemplar assessment items has also been developed which align with, and link to, the developed Learning Standards. This paper provides an update on this development including: details of the process by which the Learning Standards were developed, a brief discussion of the Learning Standards themselves and of the accompanying assessment items, and, finally, a discussion of the intended impact of the whole process on the teaching and learning of Economics at Australian universities.

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Date Deposited: 06 Apr 2017 01:52
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Uncontrolled Keywords: learning standards, learning outcomes, student assessment
Fields of Research (2008): 14 Economics > 1499 Other Economics > 149999 Economics not elsewhere classified
Fields of Research (2020): 38 ECONOMICS > 3899 Other economics > 389999 Other economics not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9301 Learner and Learning > 930101 Learner and Learning Achievement
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/31009

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